Thursday, 8 March 2012

Dame St. Dublin and some convent girls

I took these pictures from Credit to Photocall.  This was the Central Bank on Tuesday. what do these Occupy Dame Street people hope to achieve with this? I know the building is absolutely horrible and dominates in its ugliness every other building within an asses roar of it. But these tigíns.....!
St. Patrick's Day is approaching and the eyes of the world will be on us. It is reported that this group of protesters are refusing Garda requests to dismantle their shanty town before the festival.


Update: 7.15 a.m. They're gone! The Gardaí and Dublin City Council swooped during the night and removed this unsightly mess. No,not the Central Bank, that is too permanent a structure. They removed the temporary structures which had been erected by the protestors. They say that they'll be back though!!
I think I'll steer clear of controversial subjects for a while......


After the rant something more gentle.

This is a group of Listowel convent girls in 1943. The picture first appeared on the internet about 4 years ago when a man called Mark Hewitt was researching his wife's family tree. His wife's mother was one Mary Hannon from Listowel and he had a biscuit tin of photographs from her old home. This was among the treasures, no names, no date. Mark put it on the internet, I saw it and started my detective work. Anna Sheahan recognized a few, among them Beatrice Carmody. Beatrice enlisted the help of Louise MacDonagh, now sadly passed on, and with Madeleine Mulvihill they got the names for us.

Mail Road
Louise O'Connell
Ciss Walshe
Ballybunion Rd.
Maureen Browne
Kathleen Keane
Mary Relihan
O'Connells Ave.
Peggy Griffin
O'Connells Ave.
Mary Hannon
Patricia Carmody
Noeleen Keane
Church St.
Terry Enright
Joan Costelloe
Peggy Sullivan
Terry Murphy
O'Connell's Ave
Mai Grogan
Charles St.
Pat O'Connor
O'Connell's Ave.
Margaret Keane
Noreen James
O'Connell's Ave.
Annette keane
Mai Carmody
Peggy Mangan
Anne Keane
Church St.
Marie Murphy
Church St.
Beatrice Buckley
Bridge Rd.
Teresa O'Brien
Mary Mahoney
Charles St.
Maureen Flaherty
Charles St.
Maura Perryman
Ina O'Sullivan
Inch, Lisselton
Anna Mai Foley
Madeline Power
Joan Purcell


These are the names as Beatrice gave them to me . I think they are front to back but I'm not at all sure.

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